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Energy saver

“Our purpose was to design a headquarters for the company that would be energy-efficient, environmentally sustainable, and that created a healthy, safe and comfortable workplace for our employees,” says Devon CEO John Richels. Devon and its developer, Hines, left no corner of the center untouched when it came to earning points toward the LEED certification.

Devon takes gold for headquarters

Larry Nichols Photo by Mark Hancock   Rhiannon Jacobsen, with the USGBC, presented a glass disk to Devon Executive Chairman Larry Nichols to commemorate the building’s inclusion on the list of gold LEED properties around the world. “LEED works through a building’s life cycle and promotes strategies that lead to high performance in human and

Nonprofits, retailers look to uncertain future with Chesapeake changes

Marnie Taylor, president and CEO of the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits Photo by Mark Hancock From shopping centers to the support of nonprofits and the arts, many rely on Chesapeake dollars. With the announced departure of Chesapeake co-founder and CEO Aubrey McClendon by April 1, many who have benefited, and continue to benefit from the

Compass

NORTHEAST OnCue CEO Jim Griffith marked 3 million gallons of compressed natural gas sold in Oklahoma over the past three years at the store on N.E. 23rd and Broadway Extension. He says CNG consistently has been about $1.35 per gallon, which translates to $6 million in consumer savings for those who have fueled their vehicles

Devon tower officially opens

Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City Photo by Mark Hancock The groundbreaking for the $750 million Devon Energy Center was held in October 2009, and in March of this year, employees began moving into the 50-story tower and adjoining office building. Devon CEO John Richels marveled at the two-and-a-half years it took from groundbreaking to

Hogan gets thumbs up from urban renewal for restaurant building

Rendering of proposed restaurant in Lower Bricktown   Hogan and his architect, Jason Wint with REES, presented a new design that takes away about 1,000-square-feet in favor of a wider walkway with a glass curtain wall on the building and a cantilevered roof. The new design calls for a 10,000-square-foot, single-tenant building, rather than the

Hogan presents redesigned building plans to Urban Renewal

Rendering of proposed restaurant in Lower Bricktown Initial plans called for the 10,000- to 11,000-square-foot building, situated between Toby Keith’s I Love This Bar and Grill, and Earl’s Rib Palace, to have a south-facing front entrance.  OCURA commissioners said the restaurant, which will be affiliated with Oklahoma City Thunder player Kevin Durant, should interact with

Devon plans to move Houston office to Oklahoma City

The company plans to complete the move by the end of the first quarter of 2013. Work is nearing completion on the company’s $750 million headquarters in Oklahoma City.  Devon CEO John Richels said the Houston office has made enormous contributions to the company’s growth over the years, and he welcomes the addition of those

Preliminary designs for downtown parking garage unveiled

The Central Oklahoma Transportation and Parking Authority hired TAP Architecture this summer to design the $20 million, 750-space garage. The firm is working with Chicago-based Desman Associates. COTPA will own the garage, but it is slated for land south of city hall that is controlled by OCURA, and the parking lot of the neighboring Hightower

Hogan faces opposition on Lower Bricktown project

Hogan first presented plans to OCURA commissioners in April to build an 11,000-square-foot building to house two restaurants. The site is a grassy lot between Toby Keith’s I Love this Bar and Grill and Earl’s Rib Palace. Hogan and his architect, Jason Wint with REES, presented plans that included a main entrance on the south

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